One of the 51 seats of Divine Energy (Shaktipeethas), the temple of Shri Hingalajmata lies in a thickly forested valley in the Lari Taluka of Balochistan in Pakistan. This temple situated in a mountain cavern of the Makran Desert on the banks of River Hingol is sacred to millions of Hindus. This is where the Brahmarandhra (aperture on the crown of the head) of Devi Sati had fallen.
The self-existing (materialised) rock form of Shri Hingalajmata
The Shri Hingalajmata temple lies in a natural cave. There is a mud platform in the temple. This temple has no idol, only a self-existing stone smeared with shendur (vermillion). In Sanskrit this is called Hingula (हिङ्गुल) which is probably the root of the Devi’s name. Hence Hingalajmata is also known as Hinguladevi. This temple has become popular in the past three decades. She is the chief family deity of the Dodiya Rajput community. Besides this temple there are many other seats of worship in this region.